Wax Poetry and Art presents
Poetry Contest #12

Deadline to enter: Wednesday, November 30, 2016.
Number of pieces: Up to 3.
Number of lines: No limit.
Cost to enter: Free.
Open to: Everyone.
Prizes: First Place: $100 CAD;
Second Place: $20 CAD;
Third Place: $10 CAD;
Top Canadian: $20 CAD
Publication date: Spring / Summer 2017 (approximate).

Wax Poetry and Art calls all poets to participate in this free contest. Past
winners are readable online.

Please read the guidelines carefully before making your submission.

The work submitted must be wholly original to the person submitting
the work.

Simultaneous submissions are not allowed for this contest. Please do not
submit the same poems anywhere else until the contest results are

The work(s) submitted must be previously unpublished in print format or in
any publicly accessible online format such as a personal website, blog, or
online magazine. Work viewable on private forums, such as a private
Facebook post, is not considered as published.

Submit up to 3 poems. There is no restriction on the number of lines.

Please title your poems, unless they are in a form which do not usually have
a title, such as haiku.

Include a biographical note of 100 words or fewer. Including your website, if

Ensure your submission is complete prior to submitting. Your submission
must contain:
-Mailing address.

Entries must be received by midnight of Wednesday, November 30, 2016.

Use the subject header, "Poetry Contest #12". Submissions must be
sent by email to

Include all materials in one document or in the body of a single email. For
documents, please use a format compatible with MS Word. PDFs are not

Copyright remains with the original artist at all times.

Wax Poetry and Art obtains the right to the first publication of the work,
as well as the right to republish parts of the work on our website and also
on our accounts on third party platforms such as email, Facebook, and
other social media, specifically for the purpose of promoting the work and
the artist to more people. We also obtain the right to republish the work in
our own anthologies, either online or in print, without additional
compensation required. The artist may refuse inclusion in any future

Although we strive to apply a light hand when it comes to editing,
Poetry and Art
reserves the right to make whatever edits are deemed
necessary at any time, with utmost respect to the artists, to ensure that
publication occurs.

We will notify all participants of the results prior to publication.

Winners receive cash prizes and publication, as described below.

The winning poems will be published and featured in
Wax Poetry and Art.

Judging will be based on two criteria: Quality of writing and effectiveness
of the poem, as determined by the editor. Please edit carefully.

Four prizes will be awarded, as follows:
First Place: $100 CAD;
Second Place: $20 CAD;
Third Place: $10 CAD;
Top Canadian: $20 CAD

All poets can win three prizes with three poems. Top Canadian is awarded
to the Canadian poet with the highest scoring poem.

Prizes will be paid at time of publication.

Writers submitting work to
Wax Poetry and Art assume all liability
if situations arise due to any misrepresentations on the part of the writer,
especially regarding copyright violations.

Questions or comments? Please email

About the Editor
Kirk Ramdath
is the publisher of Wax Poetry and Art, Weekly Poem, Axil
Poetry and Art, Phoenix Photo&Fiction, Eleventh Transmission, and Wax
Poetry & Art International. Kirk has created space for hundreds of poets,
writers, visual artists, musicians, and photographers in print, online, and on
stage. As the organizer of Passion Pitch Poetry, he organized over sixty
events in Calgary. He has a Bachelor of Arts in English, with Distinction,
from the University of Calgary. Kirk is the author of
Love in a Handful of
. He has received three writing grants from Canada Council for the Arts,
and is working on a new manuscript.
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